Adding basic kettlebell exercise into your beginner kettlebell workout cna be a great way to take the first few steps into a consistent workout routine. Keep the weight light and the movements simple and you’ll flow through your sessions.
Tired of being given complex exercises where you just cant seem to get the technique right? It can be frustrating when trying to make your kettlebell training session when the internet is full of so much noise and complexity when it come to training. Thats why we've created the list of 6 basic kettlebell exercises you can do anywhere, we've even put them altogether into a full body workout, let’s have a look!
Basic kettlebell exercises are great from beginner to advanced practitioners. Just because an exercises is basic and simple doesn’t mean it cant be extremely effective. Sometimes working out can be really tough to get started and keeping all the exercise really simple so you can flow through them without much thought process is a huge upside.
Having a few sessions like these in your back pocket can be the difference between being consistent and not. Also for beginners they are invaluable as they allow relatively low skill exercises to have a large stimulus, whereas complex exercises may require the use of weights so light that the only adaptation is skill acquisition.
These exercises can be used to create a full session and target a large variety of movement patterns. We have put them into a training session for you below. They are also excellent when done in any form of strength and conditioning programme for either health or athletic performance.
A1) Goblet Squat
A2) KB Floor Press
B1) KB Deadlift
B2) Half Kneeling KB Press
C1) KB Suitcase Hold
C2) Half Kneeling Halo Rotation
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This resource was written by Sean Klein. Sean Richard Klein has thousands of hours of coaching experience and a BSc in Sports Science with Management from Loughborough University. He owns a gym in Bayonne France, CrossFit Essor, which runs group classes and a Personal training studio.